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The Bulletin is published for the Luther Community by the Campus Programming Office every Tuesday and Friday when classes are in session.

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Events Calendar


Natural Building in Japan: Past and Present. Kyle Holzhueter, a Luther grad who has lived in Japan for the past decade, specializes in natural building materials. He has a PhD in Bioresource Sciences from Nihon University where he researched straw bale walls in Japan and building practices to control moisture. This talk will focus on Japanese building practices and their relevance for sustainable construction in the U.S. -Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Valders 362.

Spend J-Term 2016 in the Cascade Mountains! Study Environmental Policy at Holden Village, a mountain retreat center near Chelan, WA.  With over 250 inches of snow each winter, Holden is a unique and splendid place to think about environmental issues. Attend an information meeting Sunday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m. in Valders 374 or contact Jon Jensen.   

Victoria Barnett, staff director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and member of the museum's committee on ethics, religion, and the Holocaust will present a lecture titled "Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 'Unfinished' Hero." at 6:30 p.m. ON April 23, in Olin 102. Barnett will discuss the ethics of resistance in the Holocaust in relation to Bonhoeffer. A reception will follow.

SIGN UP NOW for J-term 2016 courses!  Application deadline is Wednesday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Choose one of the 21 proposed courses and apply on-line: Questions? Stop in the Center for Global Learning (Larsen 130) or contact Chelle.

Northeast Iowa: A Quarter Century Retrospective features samples from Robert Campagna's selenium-toned, film-based photographs of people and landscapes in Northeast Iowa. The gallery will be open for viewing April 22-May 24 in the upper level of the Center for Faith and Life. A gallery reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

Richard Merritt and Scott Hurley will present the Paideia Texts and Issues lecture "Invisible Geographies: Violence and Oppression in the Prison Industrial Complex and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. A reception, held in Qualley Lounge, will follow the lecture.


Luther College's Collegiate Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Center for Faith and Life. The performance is part of the Collegiate Chorale's annual Midwest Tour. Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Andrew Last, Luther assistant professor of music, is composed of select junior and senior singers. 

Play “Geocache for College Cash” in Preus Library during Money Smart Week (April 20-24)! Find 7 posters, learn about 7 financial topics every college student should know, answer 7 quiz questions, and be entered in the drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. It’s easy - just scan QR code on posters to answer questions (or use URL). Sponsored by Preus Library, Student Support Services, and the Financial Aid Office.

The Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band are directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther associate professor of music and director of band.

The 2014-2015 Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Prize for Orchestral Performance recital will be given by Stephanie Diebel on French horn at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. A reception will follow the recital. The prize is funded through an endowment established by Richard ’64 and Joann (Harr) Hemp ’65. Awarded annually to a senior in the Luther College Symphony Orchestra, selection is by audition and recognizes exceptional performance, talent, musicianship, and leadership.

Spokes bike shop is open for the spring semester! Located in Regents Center across from the Equipment Room, students can take their bikes to the shop for service and maintenance. The shop’s hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Get your bike in and get riding!  



The campus community is invited to Community Hours from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Luther College's second annual Dance Marathon to support the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. DM will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, April 18, in the Regents Center. For more information contact the organizers at

Join Sustainability staff Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. for a walk around campus to identify energy inefficiencies and areas for improvement, and to earn yourself a Sugar Bowl gift card! Meet in Valders 374 through May 13th.

The Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting a series titled Luther and Climate Change. The series will run from 9:40-10:30 a.m.  Thursday mornings in Valders 367. The presentations will focus on one topic each and will last about 15 minutes, followed by a question and answer session and discussion. The upcoming sessions will focus on economics, technology, Luther's commitments and actions, and local food. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

How about dedicating 3 hours of your time to help Decorah community residents clean up their yards now that spring is approaching? Spring Fling will be Saturday, May 2 with three-hour time slots from  9-noon and 1-4 p.m. Encourage your organization to participate or sign up individually. Proceeds will be donated to Pathway to Citizenship and the Ebola Outbreak Response. Sign up to serve. Questions? Contact Brett Blattner.

Lost: Brown wool men's Tilley hat w/rim and tuck in ear flaps. If this is found on campus, please contact Mike Blair, 565.379.4987.

April is STD Awareness month. Health Service in collaboration with NEICAC (Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp.) will be offering FREE and CONFIDENTIAL testing on campus. No Appointment necessary. Monday April 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Health Service, Larsen Hall.

The Center for Sustainable Communities is hiring student recyclers for next year. This position is related to campus recycling, composting, and redeemable items as needed in order to help Luther College to be a more environmentally conscious campus. Team up with a fellow student and learn how Luther recycles through work study. You must have a valid driver's license to be eligible. Positions start September 2015. To apply contact Stratis Giannakouros or Jamie Stallman.